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"I Get Movie Roles Not Because Not Beauty But Because I Have Brains" - Actress Caroline Danjuma

In a place like Nigeria, as well as most part of the world, if a woman is beautiful, automatically people believe every thing that comes her way is as a result of her beauty. Caroline thinks that is totally wrong. 

Contrarily to what people think, especially 
Popular Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma, who has been criticized by many to be popular because of her beauty, she says that is totally wrong assumption. She has come out to debunk that. She say, she is being featured in movies because she is capable and not because of her physical appearance.

Miss Danjuma, who returned to acting recently in a TV series, Royal Castles, reveals that she contributes more than a beautiful face to the movie industry.

In her words;

“I am different from any other actress because I am Caroline and there can never be another Caroline. Nobody can interpret roles the way I do and I cannot interpret roles like my colleagues do too. Everyone has their own strength and weakness. I have so much to offer than my beauty. I have my brain; so, no one can push me aside.”

“It is really tough for producers. I won a lot of awards for the two movies, In the Cupboard and Stalker, I produced three years ago, but I didn’t recoup the money I invested in them. Piracy makes producers struggle to get returns on investments. We also have very few cinemas in the country and the existing ones rip you off by taking 70 per cent of the profit of your creative work.

“Sometimes, it takes us five years to write a script and put a movie together. By the time you are done, someone else enjoys 75 per cent of it and you are left with literally nothing. All these have discouraged me from producing because I am not a ‘monkey that would work for a baboon to eat’. After my movie is pirated, the cinema will also take 70 per cent of what I have worked for? It doesn’t make sense.”

“I look at the location, characters and the pay I’m taking home. If I am going to give my all, I need you to give me your 100 per cent as well. I have bills to pay; I cannot do charity work.”

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